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Edinburgh Doors Open Days takes place on the weekend of the 29th & 30th of September. There are also a series of Talks, Tours & Demos in the week leading up.

Details of venues are currently being populated on the site and will be completed by the 20th of August.

Edinburgh & East Lothian's combined brochure will also be available to download as a pdf from this website on 1st September 2018.

Please note there may be adjustments to building details so please double-check on the day.


Bridgend Farmhouse

Date 1: 30/09/2018
Date 2: 01/01/0001

30 September 2018

Late 18th century traditional farmhouse building with surrounding steadings, on Craigmillar Castle estate. Fragments of early 16c chapel remain. A hub for local farming life, long before Craigmillar and the Inch housing estates grew around it. Has been a dairy farm, pig farm, cattle farm. Left derelict for 17 years, restored with Lottery funding and reopened as community-owned hub; a place for learning, eating, nourishing of well-being and collecting of local memories.(with thanks to Greater Liberton Heritage Project)?Year Of Young People: Recreation of what it was like to be a young person around the Bridgend community? around the mid 1950s-early 1960s. Stories, photographs, first-person accounts, board games, arts and crafts, music and food.Bonus: woodland walk and activity, starting at farmhouse and finishing in Craigmillar Castle Park, with Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust.


Cockburn Association

Date 1: 29/09/2018
Date 2: 30/09/2018
Tags: Weekend 4 (22-23 September)

29-30 September 2018

Next to John Knox House is Moubray House. Although the frontage dates from c. 1630, the house was originally built around 1477, by Robert Moubray. Andrew Moubray built a new house at the rear in 1529. It was restored by the Cockburn Society in 1910. Here Daniel Defoe edited the Edinburgh Courant (1710) and the shop was the premises of publisher Archibald Constable (1774-1827). Outside on the street is one of the wells which used to provide the water supply to the Old Town. The office of the Cockburn Association is located in the old cellars of Moubray House and accessed from the garden at the back of the building. Limited wheelchair access to the garden only, down a steep close. Come and find out about the Cockburn Association's work for the past 142 years in the conservation and enhancement of Edinburgh’s landscape and historic and architectural heritage.


Duddingston Community Land

Date 1: 29/09/2018
Date 2: 01/01/0001
Tags: Weekend 5 (29-30 September)

29 September 2018

Dudddingston Village Community Land comprises an old, walled kitchen garden and tennis court, cow byre and paddock. Adjacent is The Field, an environmental project of planted woodland & herb-rich meadow, also containing a Scottish apple orchard and paths and benches for visitors to admire the lochside setting of the Village from the hill. The Community Land & Field, though separate projects, reinstate a connection between Duddingston Village and Arthur?s Seat.Year Of Young People:?The day will be family friendly, with child-focused activities on heritage varieties of apple and how to make apple juice by using an apple press.?

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